Great Pumpkin Sails in Backyard Pool: Oceanside

Pumpkin weighed 500-plus pounds


With squeals of joy and amid cheers from onlookers, an Oceanside woman climbed into a hollowed-out giant pumpkin Friday and made a successful launch in her next-door neighbors' swimming pool, reports the North County Times.

"It's working," yelled a delighted Norma Bachert as she paddled her pumpkin around the pool in the Grace Street yard of Rocky and Kathy Magerkurth.

"I'm not taking on any water and I thought it would tip over," she hollered.

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